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Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office warns of mail scam

LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office is investigating a mail scam that's been circulating the area. Authorities say residents have been receiving letters in the mail from "DotService.com."


West Valley man accused of threatening police with machete

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. — A West Valley man is facing charges, accused of menacing a police officer and resisting arrest. Troopers were called to do a welfare check at a home in West Valley. While checking the home, troopers say Jonathan J. Kramer, 25, displayed a machete in a threatening manner toward a


New York State Man Steals Little Debbie Snack Truck

Maybe this guy just really wanted a Zebra Cake or one of their Oatmeal Creme Pies? In one of the state's stranger stories, WETM is reporting that an Elmira man allegedly took off in a Little Debbie snack delivery truck Monday. The 38 year-old man reportedly stole the truck from a loading dock.


AIM Program Could Be Cut From NY State Budget

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – With the upcoming New York State Budget deadline fast approaching, the AIM program is facing a $60 million cut. If cuts are approved for the program, residents in Steuben County could see a tax increase.


Investigators: Arcade man stole more than $21,000 from youth soccer organization

ARCADE — A town man has been charged after allegedly bilking a youth soccer organization out of more than $21,000 over a five-year period. Thomas Foote, 56, took $21,019.21 from the from the organization between Aug. 8, 2013 to Nov. 7, 2018, said Wyoming County Sheriff’s Investigator Jason Mayer. He


Project updates discussed in Ashford

ASHFORD – The Ashford Town Board heard updates on a number of projects within the town and opportunities for other future projects. The town board, at its March 13 meeting, addressed infrastructure projects in the town, possible grant opportunities and upcoming projects and goals from the planning b


Christmas movie being filmed in WNY

If you drive down Main Street in East Aurora, you aren’t seeing things. Christmas wreathes, and lights line the street. The decorations are there on purpose for a Christmas film being shot in the area over the next several weeks. The made for T.V. film is called “A Special Dinner.”


West Valley achieves more than one million work hours without a lost-time accident

WEST VALLEY – The CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley Team recently achieved more than one million work hours without a lost-time accident or illness. From April 17, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2018, CHBWV and subcontractors have worked 1,006,929 work hours without a lost-time accident or injury.


(10:47 AM) Cuomo Announces Assistance For Farmers Impacted By Weather

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced available assistance for farmers impacted by extreme rainfall and wet weather conditions last summer. Last week, the federal government declared 12 counties across the state as natural disaster areas — among them Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.


Gov. Cuomo: Upstate voters, 'they don't know me as well'

NEW YORK (WHEC) -- During a nearly 30-minute radio interview on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed the Mueller report, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's presidential campaign, and the state budget.


Town of Hamburg police looking for individuals in Office Max theft

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Town of Hamburg Police Department is looking to identify individuals connected to the theft of numerous items from Office Max. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Timothy Crawford at 648-5118 ext. 2622 or th


New York lawmaker wants to raise limo insurance minimums

In wake of deadly Schoharie crash, State Sen. Neil Breslin seeks change. State Sen. Neil Breslin is pushing legislation that would significantly raise the minimum insurance requirements that upstate limousine companies have on their vehicles.


N.Y. man wanted for Va. rape captured in Luzerne

- LUZERNE — State police captured a man they say has been wanted on rape and robbery charges in Virginia since 2010. A trooper stopped the driver of a Nissan Altima for driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone on the North Cross Valley Expressway just after 11 p.m. Sunday.


Growing Up in a Law Enforcement Atmosphere Paved the Way for Jeff Rowley to Become Police Chief in Olean

OLEAN, NY – Olean Police Department Chief Jeff Rowley recalls spending his childhood in a law enforcement atmosphere. He admired and looked up to his father, who was a state trooper.


Potholes plague Salamanca’s main arterials

SALAMANCA — With pothole-patching season in full swing and no hot asphalt to fill the hundreds of holes on the streets until mid-April, there’s only so much the city of Salamanca can do.


Direct care workers get a boost in Cuomo’s budget talks

A budget deal won’t be signed off on by Gov. Andrew Cuomo without a raise for the direct care workers who work with people who have developmental disabilities, his top legal advisor told a rally of advocates on Monday at the Capitol.


Two Arrested After Meth, Fentanyl Found at Jamestown, N.Y. Residence

Police arrested two people after they found meth and fentanyl at a Jamestown, N.Y. residence Monday. Officers were called to the 100 block of Lakeview Ave. around 9:36 a.m. for an order of protection being violated.


Olean Council to Consider Rate Increase for Water and Sewer Services

OLEAN, NY -- The Olean Common Council is scheduled to vote on a proposed 1.5 percent rate increase for water and sewer services on Tuesday. The council will conduct a public hearing on the proposal at 6:15 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 101 E. State St.


Cuomo, de Blasio bullish on new Manhattan tolls

ALBANY — A proposal to impose tolls on vehicles entering central Manhattan as a way to reduce traffic and raise transit revenue took another step Tuesday, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio both saying they expect lawmakers to soon approve the long-suffering plan.


O-E sweeps Cowanesque Valley in season openers

WESTFIELD — It certainly wasn’t the start that the Otto-Eldred baseball team drew up for its 2019 season opener. The Terrors gave up four runs to Cowanesque Valley in the opening inning and found themselves down by a 4-0 mark heading into the third inning.